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Wedding dress, 1913. In the style of Paul Poiret. Batwing-shaped sleeves and draped skirt with fishtail train are silk and gold thread brocade. Main bodice is cream wool cashmere, edged with border of embroidered gold thread, with a high-necked overbodice of machine-made lace on a net ground. Cashmere waistband is embroidered with gold metallic thread. The bride also wore a large black velvet picture hat with wide brim and ostrich feather trim.
Cream wool cashmere wedding gown c. 1912
Marie Antoinette would change three times in the course of the day: first of all there would be a formal silk or velvet gown to be worn to Mass, followed by a lighter, more informal muslin, lawn or cotton dress for the rest of the day and then finally a gorgeously elaborate evening dress to be worn to dinner, concerts or balls.
Louise Cromwell: 1911
London by Thurston Hopkins, 1954